Letter from Thomas Wentworth Higginson to George Washington Greene
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- Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883, Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911, Correspondence, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
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20 Ware st, Cambridge, Mass June 8, 1879 Dear Prof. Greene I am not sure whether I have written to you that in the edition of my Young Folk’s History just printed for the blind + in the forthcoming edition for the Boston schools, the following passage is enclosed, which will, I hope, be satisfactory to your judgement. You are aware of the disparity of making any extensive alteration in a schoolbook, especially in one where the narration flows continuously, as in mine. I have also mentioned on p. 226 “the [------] of Gen. ~~Greene~~ Nathaniel Greene”. By truly yours T.W. Higginson In the edition of Young Folk’s History just printed for the blind, and in the forthcoming edition for the Boston schools, the following is one of the alterations At the foot of p. 208, after the notice of Marion, this passage is in- serted: “But he and his men proved themselves just as brave in the open field, at the battle of Eutaw Springs, S. C. (1780). In this Contest General Nathaniel Greene was the commander, and defeat- ed the British troops severely; and his whole campaign in the South was so successful that he after- ward was considered second only to Washignton among the Revolutionary Generals.” [written vertically on the left side of the first page] P.S. In a new chronological table appended to the new edition, there is also a reference to Gen. G. as saving the army at the battle of Brandywine
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